Sure, you’ve seen a hundred shots of Katie Holmes celebrating at The New York Observer‘s 25th Anniversary Party by now. If you didn’t know what Rex Reed looked like, now you do. And those pictures of Spike Lee, Mayor Bloomberg and Chuck Close? Sure, we could see how some Read More
A little bit more about that SurveyUSA poll showing Michael Bloomberg widening his lead over Bill Thompson.
The results were a little bit of a surprise, at least if you believed the last poll, which showed Thompson gaining on Bloomberg.
The difference can be explained, in part, by the the way the Read More
Pollster Peter Feld, who has expressed skepticism about polls results in this space before, predicts that today’s results from Quinnipiac will be hyped as a major shift in the race. They shouldn’t be, he says.
Here’s how Feld explained the poll in an email to me this morning:
I Read More
On a conference call from Haiti, where he is on a trip with other members of Congress, Anthony Weiner told reporters he’s been the victim of push-polling conducted by Michael Bloomberg's mayoral campaign, and that it indicates the mayor is “preparing to do some mudslinging” and get “very nasty” in order to get Read More
This morning's Times story about a series of polling calls that included negative information about Anthony Weiner gives the impression that the calls were a form of Bloomberg-campaign "push-polling." The article never asserts this directly.
The piece leaves that to a Weiner aide, who says that the calls sound "suspiciously like" a Read More
The New York Times has a rule about presenting opinions in its news columns: Henceforth, they must all conform to the left.
As of Sept. 20—this morning, if you’re reading a brand-new copy of The Observer—The Times has instituted a sweeping but subtle redesign, to emphasize the difference between objective and subjective journalism. Straight news Read More